There’s really nothing better than someone else making you breakfast, am I right? Whether it’s for a business meeting or a Sunday brunch with the family, eating out for breakfast in Loveland and Northern Colorado is a treat. So I wanted to share some of my favorite breakfast spots here in our Sweetheart City and beyond.
I might already be salivating just thinking about it! If you haven’t been there, AKA Kitchen is where Adelita’s used to be (Loveland throwback), and they serve up fantastic food morning ‘til night. But they are perhaps best known for their breakfast menu, which included huevos rancheros with tortillas fresh from another Loveland staple—The Tortilla Factory. AKA Kitchen also has bottomless mimosas!
Taste Local, true to the name, focuses on serving up local, fresh, and sustainable breakfast and lunch. They’re committed to a zero carbon footprint and compost all their kitchen waste, using it in their own gardens. Aside from their business ethics, they serve up a killer biscuits and gravy, and who could forget the jalapeno poppers that come with each meal? Another bonus is they use locally roasted coffee beans from the Coffee Tree.
Doug’s Day Diner—Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, and Windsor
Doug’s is a local-to-Colorado franchise that can be found up and down the Front Range. And this diner has some of the best green chile around; amazing smothered on a breakfast burrito or their “papas” dishes. They’re known for their huge portions, which are often enough to share or have leftovers to take home. Plus, their open kitchen concept really drives home the diner feel.
Lucile’s—Fort Collins, Boulder, and Longmont
Looking for a truly unique breakfast experience? You have to check out Lucile’s in Fort Collins (and a few other Front Range/NoCo locations). Their creole and Cajun menu provides some interesting flavors if you aren’t familiar with Cajun food, or a legitimate taste of home if you’re from the south. For example, their menu has traditional items like Eggs New Orleans and blackened salmon. And, you haven’t lived until you’ve had Lucile’s beignets.
Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments! And to read about some of my favorite places for pie in Northern Colorado, check out this recent post.